Dataset on thermal properties, sound reductions, TVOC emissions, and costs of envelope components for prefabricated buildings in Australia

Published: 18 July 2020| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/kjjrrxddbr.2


The data included in the dataset are related to prefabricated building components and their specifications. The specification provided are component type, material, thickness, density, thermal conductivity, specific heat, sound reduction index, total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) emissions and costs in various locations of Australia. The components that are included in this dataset are wall cladding, wall core, interior wall lining, insulation, roof cladding, floor covers and glazing. The authors attempted to cover most of the available component types and their available thicknesses. However, the authors acknowledge that due customisability of these products, other variations of the materials and their dimensions may have not been mentioned in the dataset. For some materials the specifications related to certain properties could net be accessed. Therefore, this dataset is designed to be open for updates and further development in the future. The dataset has been used in sets of building envelope design optimisation practices as input parameters.


Steps to reproduce

Please see "EnvelopComponentDataset-Description.pdf" for details.


The University of Melbourne


Energy Engineering, Building